Republican Duffy wins seat long held by Democrat Obey

Duffy said he will push for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and has called for extending tax cuts set to expire at the end of year, as well as reforming the tax code and expanding trade and exports. He sad he wants to freeze spending at 2008 levels, return unspent stimulus money and start paying down the deficit. He specifically called for the repeal of a 1099 requirement for small businesses as part of the new healthcare law.

Besides being known for his role on MTV's "The Real World," Duffy, 39, is also a five-time world-champion log climber and was the Ashland County district attorney from August 2002 to June 2010.